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#863 We traveled back in time. ~ Osaka castle ~

Osaka castle

On the second day, I took my ex-host family to Osaka castle. It was a rainy day. They didn’t have umbrellas. They ware just wearing rain jackets and hats. They said “This is Seattle style!” It looked nice on them. We walked about 15minutes from Morinomiya station to Osaka castle.

Foreign tourists are interested in Japanese history.

We entered the castle tower(admission fee was 600 yen).
There are many displays where one can learn the history of Osaka castle. The miniature figures depicting the Summer War of Osaka were popular among the foreign tourists.
They took a lot of pictures of it.↓

There were so many explanations and dioramas of Hideyoshi’s life in the tower. When my host father asked me about how the Summer War of Osaka started. I answered it, but I didn’t think I explained it well. I thought I should have learned its history more beforehand.
In fact, I was surprised that they were studying the explanations very carefully. Way more than I expected.

Go back in time

After we left Osaka castle, we visited MIRAIZA OSAKA-JO that is in front of Osaka castle.
There were some souvenir shops and restaurants in the building.
It was fun to see Ninja items and Samurai items. My host parents bought two folding umbrellas which have a ninja-sword style handle for their grandsons.

We felt like we had traveled back in time on that day.

Small joy!!!(2018.3.16)

↓Lunch was ramen. It made our body warm.

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 yoko | 2018.04.01 15:24

歴史のことなんて、全然分からないわ。
nakoさん、それを英語で答えちゃうなんて素敵!
感心しちゃう。
あいにくの雨だったのね。
でも、土砂降りじゃなかったみたいで、良かったね。
nakoさんの日ごろの行いがいいのかな?

nako nako | 2018.04.01 15:57

それが日本語でも英語でも答えられたうちに入らないくらいの説明になってしまいました。
森ノ宮駅からお城までは雨の中を歩いたのだけど、お城から出たときは雨が止んでいました。
本当にラッキーでした。また雨の中を15分、20分も歩きたくなかったです。それに結構寒かった。
帰りは大阪城公園駅に向かい、駅近くも新しくなったのでそこのラーメン屋さんに飛び込みました。
いい思い出になりました。笑

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